Guide to your new OWAC membership account

OWAC Membership has always offered great benefits and opportunities. Now, our new website has made these even better and easier. We know that change can be frustrating so here’s a handy guide to help you setup your new account and make the most of what our new website has to offer.

Our Excellence in Craft Awards opens for entries today. It’s open to paid-up members only, so make sure your membership is active and will remain so for the duration of the awards. Please renew your membership if it expires before entering the contest. If you’re not a member, or a previous membership has lapsed, be sure to renew or sign-up before entering. Renewals must be completed for memberships expiring prior to the contest end date of June 1, 2021.

Thinking about joining? Take a look at our Join Us page to see what our membership has to offer. If you are an outdoor media professional, a student aspiring to work in this field, or belong to an organization that has a focus on the outdoors, consider applying for membership.

Hello members! Welcome again to our new OWAC website. If you haven’t already browsed the site or logged into your membership account, we invite you to do so now. Read on to find out how to make the most of your membership account on our new website.

We have created new accounts on our new website for all our current, paid-up members. Your name and email address has been transferred to our new site, but your old password will not work. To get started go to the login page here and click on ‘Forgot Password’ just below the login button. Enter your email address – the one at which you receive our emails – and follow the instructions to reset your password.

Now you can log in and review your member center page.

Here’s an overview of what you’ll find and what you can do in My Member Center.

EIC opens for entries March 1st

The Excellence in Craft Awards (EIC) presented by the Outdoor Writers Association of California (OWAC) is a program designed to recognize excellence in the field of outdoor journalism and media communications by media professionals on topics related to the outdoors.

The contest opens for entries on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 6am PST. The contest is open to current OWAC members only and we encourage previous members to reinstate membership and non-members to join right away to enter this prestigious program.

Remembering John Henigin

January 21, 1949 – January 26, 2021 John Henigin, past president and longtime member and friend of the Outdoor Writers Association of California, passed away on January 26, 2021 from a non-Covid related infection. Born January 21, 1949, John began his career in radio with Fish Talk Radio, more than 20 years ago, broadcasting weekly …

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Help Create the Next Generation of Outdoor Writers

Outdoor writers are not born to the job. They are made often through experience gained as students writing about California outdoor activities. Some get that experience while writing and photographing for student publications or working as interns at local newspapers. Many are impeded from successful work by a lack of funds to travel to destinations …

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RMEF Tops 8 Million Acres in Mission Accomplishment

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recently surpassed more than eight million acres of lifetime conservation work over its 36-year history.

“This is a noteworthy landmark and one worth celebrating, yet what we’re really talking about is significant, measurable on the ground conservation accomplishment that permanently protects or enhances wildlife habitat across elk country and benefits a majestic and iconic species,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “The trickle down effects also positively impact countless game and non-game species alike, improve public access and benefit our hunting tradition.”

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